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North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

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Chel Anderson
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors. She shares her insights with WTIP listeners every Tuesday during North Shore Morning and North Shore Digest.  Subscribe to our North Woods Naturalist podcast.

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Wind turbine

North Woods Naturalist: Wind

Wind has certainly been in the headlines locally this month.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the perhaps, surprising, importance of wind to our forest ecosystems in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Snow & Needles (Eli Sagor/Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Hint of winter

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the first hints of winter that we've seen on the North Shore in the past week in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Swans swimming in Temperance River

North Woods Naturalist: Swans and Cranes

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Swans and Cranes in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Foxfire (Photo by Ylem via wikimedia)

North Woods Naturalist: Foxfire

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about foxfire in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Sunset

North Woods Naturalist: Autumn transitions

September 22 was the official start of autumn, and those along the North Shore are already seeing the early signs of the changing season. 

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about just that in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Photo by Glen Malley on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Biomass

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about biomass, including the surprisingly small percentage of the all biomass on Earth that humans consist of.

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Photo by Thomas Huang via Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Waning summer

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson, about the waning summer and advancing autumn in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Fledgling bird - photo by Dan Shustack/OBCP via USFWS Midwest Region on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Fledglings

Before young birds can fly, they fledge. But not all birds fledge the same or at the same time. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about how and why fledglings fledge.

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Lake Superior waves. Photo by Joe Friedrichs.JPG

North Woods Naturalist: Spring turnover

When lakes turnover in the spring, it’s an important event for some microscopic single-cell plants. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson in part one of a two-part series about diatoms.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher (Eric Gropp/Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Olive-sided Flycatchers

They’ve been dubbed the “peregrine of flycatchers.” WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about olive-sided flycatchers.
 

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